August 9th, 2019
This Week at Memorial...
Back to school time is upon us! 
    You can see it when you go to stores, commercials on tv, and increased traffic around the island! If you are around children and their parents, you can feel it in their nervous excitement. As you are in prayer this week, consider including the children, parents, teachers, and school administrators and staff in our community. 
    When you come to worship this
 Sunday  we  will  be  blessing  our children’s backpacks and bringing the school supplies listed below for our Teacher’s School Supply Fair. Join with us as we bless our students and teachers. 
    This year we will continue to bless our schools year round by engaging in a partnership with Yulee Primary School, to assist in the needs they have for the upcoming school year. Beginning Friday morning, our church purchased and delivered breakfast to the 80 teachers and staff at Yulee Primary School. In the coming year, they will have other needs, especially for volunteers to assist with reading to students. 

See you Sunday!
Pastor Carrie
TONIGHT – Youth Led Event for Kids, 5:30PM – 7:00PM in the Multipurpose Room
 
SUNDAY – Back to School Sunday, All Services (Bring your backpacks & school supplies!)
 
SUNDAY – Bridge Group Meets, 3:30PM, in the Multipurpose Room
 
August 13 th – Memorial’s Night at Gracie’s Kitchen
 
August 14 th – Wednesday Dinners and Classes Begin, 5:00PM, Maxwell Hall
 
August 18 th – “Teacher’s Supply Fair” in the Blue Room in Maxwell Hall, 9:00AM – 11:00AM
 
August 24 th Memorial Tailgate Cookout, Central Park, 5:00PM – 7:00PM
 
September 1 st – Taizé Worship, 6:00PM, Trinity
 
September 14 th – Men’s Breakfasts Resume, 8:00AM, Maxwell Hall
 
Want to talk more about our sermon series and Spiritual Gifts? Our pastors will lead a sermon “talk back” group about the newest sermon series the next three Wednesdays at 6:00PM in the Sanctuary.
The New Church Directories
Have Arrived!!!!
If you or your family had a photo taken for the new directory, there is a copy with your name on it awaiting you in the Partin Center.
Please make sure to take only the copy with your name on the front, bottom corner.
(one per family, please.)
Once the directories have been given out to those who had their photo taken, they will be made available for the rest of the congregation. More directories will be ordered if needed, so that every household may have one copy each.

A big thank you to our volunteers and staff members who helped in the time-consuming process of getting the directory completed.

TONIGHT: Youth-Led Kid’s Event Parents! Do you need a night off? All kids (potty-trained through 5 th grade) are invited to spend a fun evening with our youth tonight from 5:30PM – 7:00PM in the Multipurpose Room. Drop off the kids and enjoy a night out! Email RSVP@mumconline.com with the ages and number of kids attending.

SUNDAY: Back to School Sunday Children and youth are invited to bring their backpacks to be blessed during the Children's Message Sunday. They will be given a backpack tag to send them to school knowing their church loves them. We will also recognize the teachers in our congregation.
 
SUNDAY: Bring in Your Items for the “Teacher’s Supply Fair”   Next Sunday, August 18th, teachers from Memorial can visit the “Teacher’s Supply Fair” in the Blue Room in Maxwell Hall and take supplies they need. It’s a way to help our teachers help our local kids! If you still would like to bring in supplies, they can be brought to the Partin Center by Friday. Items being collected are:  reams of copy paper, paper towels, boxes of tissues, dry erase markers, hand sanitizer, bleach cleaning wipes, and #2 pencils .

SUNDAY: The Bridge Tween Group 4th and 5th graders:   The next group will meet Sunday at 3:30PM in the Multipurpose Room. Please let Pastor Carrie know if you are planning to attend so we can prepare. 

SUNDAY: SWEL (Single Ladies Enjoying Lunch) Single women, or those who attend church alone, are invited to join SWEL for lunch Sunday at 12:30PM at Lakeside. In August, the group will meet at Pogo's ( 1408 Lewis St) ! RSVP to Marilyn Perkins at 904-849-7545.

TUESDAY and THURSDAY: Women’s Liturgical Dance Group   All women interested in joining a liturgical dance group are invited to join Lexi Fortenberry and Laura Giordano in the Sanctuary Tuesdays from 5:30PM-6:30PM or Thursdays from 10:00AM – 11:00AM. You may attend either session.
 
Wednesday: Dinners and Classes Begin! Join us in Maxwell Hall at 5:00PM as we begin our fall season with a BBQ chicken dinner. Get involved in one of our many after dinner activities. Kids can join Pastor Carrie for Kids Encounter Service and our youth study with Charles Sandusky. Paul Harrel leads an in-depth study of the upcoming sermon scriptures. Faithlinks meets at the Florida House to discuss current events through a Methodist perspective. Chancel choir rehearses in the music suite. Roger Antworth leads a study of the book “The Four Vision Quests of Jesus” and our pastors will lead a sermon “talk back” about the newest sermon series.
  Wednesday Dinners and Classes Resume August 14 th    Join us in Maxwell Hall at 5:00PM as we begin our fall season with a BBQ chicken dinner. Get involved in one of our many after dinner activities. Kids can join Pastor Carrie for Kids Encounter Service and our youth study with Charles Sandusky. Paul Harrel leads an in-depth study of the upcoming sermon scriptures. Faithlinks meets at the Florida House to discuss current events through a Methodist perspective. Chancel choir rehearses in the music suite. Roger Antworth leads a study of the book “The Four Vision Quests of Jesus” and our pastors will lead a sermon “talk back” about the newest sermon series in the Sanctuary. Visit mumconline.com/community to learn more about Wednesday nights at Memorial.
Shop For Our “Teacher’s Supply Fair”   Each year, school teachers will spend around $479 of their own money for supplies for their classrooms. Memorial has many members of our family who are teachers in our local schools. Pastor Carrie and the GIFT Sunday school class are collecting school supplies to create a “Teacher’s Supply Fair.” You can help by purchasing the following items: reams of copy paper, paper towels, boxes of tissues, dry erase markers, hand sanitizer, bleach cleaning wipes, and #2 pencils . Bring your supplies to worship August 11 th . The following Sunday, August 18th, teachers from Memorial can visit the “Teacher’s Supply Fair” in the Blue Room in Maxwell Hall and take supplies they need. It’s a way to help our teachers help our local kids!
Holy Land Trip 2020 Bishop Carter, along with Pastors Drew and Carrie, is sponsoring a Holy Land tour and you can go! This ten-day pilgrimage will be February 4th through 13th, 2020. Contact Marylin Perkins with questions. For a detailed description of the itinerary and registration, click HERE! Brochures are in Maxwell Hall and the Narthex. Below, find a new promo video abo0ut the Holy Land trip!
Congregational Care Team D o you know someone homebound or in the hospital who needs a visit, card, or phone call to let them know someone is thinking about them? The Congregational Care Team can help! This team identifies and coordinates ways for the church to provide care for its members. If you would like to be a part of this team or know someone that needs this care, please contact Pastor Drew . (And if YOU or a family member is going to be in the hospital or need a special visit, let him know, too!)

North East District Fresh Expressional Workshop in Yulee on August 13th Fresh Expressions are new forms of church in the Florida Conference that emerge within contemporary culture and engage primarily with those who don’t go to church. They are New People, New Places, New Ways! Come and learn more about Fresh Expressions at our North East District’s FREE Brown Bag Training Session at Yulee United Methodist Church August 13 th from 6:00PM – 8:00PM. Bring a brown bag meal and drink and enjoy learning more about Fresh Expressions! To register, visit mumconline.com/connect . Contact Pastor Drew with questions.

Women’s Liturgical Dance Group   All women interested in joining a liturgical dance group are invited to join Lexi Fortenberry and Laura Giordano in the Sanctuary Tuesdays from 5:30PM-6:30PM or Thursdays from 10:00AM – 11:00AM. You may attend either session.

Volunteer at Gracie's Kitchen, the IDN in Yulee Memorial will be serving at Gracie’s Kitchen (Yulee Interfaith Dinner Network) on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Volunteers are needed for 2-4 hour shifts between 11:30AM – 7:30PM. The next night Memorial is serving is August 13 th . If you are interested in serving, contact the church office at 904-261-5769 or email RSVP@mumconline.com .
Back to School Sunday/Blessing of the Backpacks August 11th is Back to School Sunday. Children are invited to bring their backpacks to be blessed during the Children's Message. They will be given a backpack tag from the church to send them to school knowing their church loves and is praying for them. We will also recognize and pray over the teachers in our congregation.

Save the Date for a Tailgate!!   We loved our Memorial Day Picnic so much that we wanted another fun get-together for fall! Save the date for the Memorial Tailgate Cookout! We'll gather at Central Park for games, food, and fellowship! Wear your favorite school colors and bring a side dish or dessert to share! Let's kick off fall with the church family!! August 24th from 5:00PM - 7:00PM!
Tween Group! 4 th & 5 th grade students are invited to gather at the church for fun, games, snacks, and learning! Here at Memorial we want to offer a place just for tweens! Each month, kids will have fun and learn more about faith in Jesus as well as connect deeply with each other and Charles, our youth director.   Tweens, come to the Bridge THIS SUNDAY, August 11th, at 3:30PM in the Multipurpose Room. Please let Pastor Carrie know if you are planning to attend so we can prepare. 

Back to School Sunday/Blessing of the Backpacks August 11th is Back to School Sunday. Children are invited to bring their backpacks to be blessed during the Children's Message. They will be given a backpack tag from the church to send them to school knowing their church loves and is praying for them. We will also recognize and pray over the teachers in our congregation.
Youth! Join us for Study and Fun on Sunday Evenings! Our youth meet on Sunday evenings from 5:00PM - 7:30PM in the Multipurpose Room. Come for dinner, study, fellowship, and fun! For more information, contact Charles Sandusky

Mark Your Calendars for Some Fun Upcoming Events:
August 9th - Youth Led Event for Memorial's Kids 5:00-7:30PM (for kids potty-trained through 5th grade)
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